THE Mariners have signed Crawley striker Richard Brodie on a loan deal until the end of the season.
The 25 year old has been on loan at League 2 side Morecambe where he has made 27 appearances, scoring 6 goals.
Brodie’s career started out at York City and he marked his debut with a goal when appearing as a second-half substitute in a 4-0 win at Altrincham in February 2007.
His goalscoring exploits soon brought him international recognition with England 'C'. However, Brodie's future with the Minstermen was suddenly thrown into doubt after he was allowed to join Barrow on loan.
But the dismissal of manager Colin Walker and the appointment of Martin Foyle in his place soon saw him recalled from Holker Street. Brodie went on to reward the club with nineteen goals for the club that season.
Brodie scored 13 goals for Crawley this season and found the net 34 times last season while at York City.
Brodie became one of the most prolific goalscorers in non-league football during his time with York City and he continued that form following his move to Crawley in 2010, helping them win promotion to the Football League.
He spent the whole of last season on loan at Blue Square Bet Premier champions Fleetwood Town, scoring nine goals in their promotion-winning campaign.